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Our favorite snack ideas, low-calorie meals, and healthy eating strategies.

Choosing a sweetener has never been stickier. Here’s a look at seven common ones.

  • Melanie Marino Spindler

    Not added-- all artificial sweeteners increase insulin resistance so having too much of them may cumulatively add to the development of Type 2 diabetes mellitus

Can't afford organic all the time? Here's where to splurge, and how to eat cleaner if you don't have the option.

  • Jenna Blankenship

    Why was the # of pesticides present the parameter chosen for whether or not organic is better? Wouldn't the amount or the toxicity of the pesticides present be a more worthwhile metric? Also, why weren't any organic foods tested as a control? It would be spreading a common myth to imply that foods labelled organic were farmed without pesticides, because pesticides are usually still used plentifully, many of them hazardous to human health and the environment, such as Rotenone. I enjoyed the extra tips, however!

  • Kim Hinrichs

    I'm stunned that tomatoes are not on this list.

  • Christine Tarbet

    Why squash? It has such a thick skin. I'd go with tomatoes too, Kim.

  • Guek Moey Khoo

    I love Apple

Clamshell containers of baby kale are widely available in the produce aisle, helping you to get this healthy green into your meals by the handful without any prep.

Seared Salmon With Israeli Couscous Salad recipe: Thinly sliced fennel, cucumber, and shallot provide crunch and texture to this chewy grain salad.

Grilled Chicken and Corn Salad With Avocado and Parmesan recipe

  • Leslie Reyes

    My absolute favorite salad! The dressing is so delicious and easy to make.

Kale, Broccoli, and Feta Saute recipe

Liven up plain couscous with toasted walnuts, salty Feta, and sweet, juicy grapes.

Tailor this coconut milk smoothie to your tastes by substituting your favorite fruit in place of the frozen blueberries.

The FDA is proposing a new look to its food nutritional labels.

  • erin m

    the ingredients need to be HUGE and limited

  • clarissa nicole | F12 Studio

    @erinmehaffey I agree! I wish they would also indicate if there was gluten or not. Yes they say wheat, but wheat isn't the only thing that contains gluten. Some of those scientific names I can't pronounce contain gluten as well. It's not a bad thing, overall. Just some other things to consider.

  • Leslie Collie

    It might not be perfect, but it's a good start and a big improvement!

  • Maryellen Miller

    I'd like to see the one where it explains each chemical the FDA allowed them to use, it's harmful effects AND it's GMO status.

  • Juliya Sheynman

    Needs another collumn for grams silly to have percentages in a clean line but not grams

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With cucumbers, fresh mint, and sliced onion, this salad is light, crisp, and cool.

Create a tasty spread by mashing cannellini beans with garlic, tahini, and lemon juice.

Mango and Raspberry Smoothie: In a blender, puree ½ cup coconut water, ½ cup frozen mango, ½ cup frozen raspberries, 2 ounces tofu, and 1 teaspoon agave nectar until smooth.

Roasted Tomatoes With Shrimp and Feta recipe

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Cook frozen sweet potato fries according to the package directions. Mix together 2 tablespoons plain low-fat yogurt and ½ teaspoon chipotles in adobo sauce and serve for dipping.

A complete guide to yogurt.

  • Vicki Dean

    Another yogurt ingredient that can be of concern is carrageenan.

  • Janet B

    Better to buy plain yogurt and ad your own fruit and sweetener.

  • Elise Martinez

    Or make your own yogurt...

  • Siobhan Simper

    Cochineal extract is used in TONS of food, as well as dying fabric etc. It's really very safe (unless you are allergic) and natural!

  • Sun Ruled Lion

    Agreed, cochineal is natural but I would rather not eat food that needs to be dyed. Plus there things other than insects that can be used as food coloring such as beets, pomegranates, purple potatoes, etc.

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